Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

The CB300 logo and portrait by Richard Cosway

Capability Brown at Hatfield Forest 

This year we will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, raising awareness of one of his smaller schemes.

Horse chestnuts coming into leaf in early Spring, The Warren

Things to see - Special Trees 

As you walk through the Forest, especially in the central lake area, take a closer look at the trees and you will be surprised by the variety of trees - no boring monoculture here.

Couple walking a dog on woodland path

Doggie do's and don'ts at Hatfield Forest 

Hatfield Forest is a perfect place for walking your dog, with miles of paths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll about in.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Night Hike

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Join us for a nature walk at night.

Deer Rut Walk for Adults 2016

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Up at the crack of dawn for a fascinating journey into the secretive world of the fallow deer during their rutting season. Learn how to track and stalk in silence. Bring your camera!

Deer Rut Walk for Families 2016

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Catch a fascinating glimpse of the secret world of fallow deer.

Father Christmas & Festive Fun

Wed 30 Nov 2016
A great chance to meet Father Christmas at Hatfield Forest
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Eating and shopping

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Our work

 National Trust Warden rounding up sheep near Forest Lodge at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Our work 

Find out more about the many different types of conservation work we undertake in the Forest.

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Learning at Hatfield Forest